New Addition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new addition! Disney announced that a new Nile hippopotamus was born on Saturday night at 10 p.m. The newborn, who has yet to be named, is the first hippo born in the park in 13 years.

The Nile hippopotamus species is declining and they are considered a vulnerable species, so it’s exciting to have one born at the park. The mother, Tuma, and the father, Henry, were selected through the Species Survival Plan which is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Tuma and the baby can be seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris and during the Wild Africa Trek experience. Once we have a name and a gender, we’ll let you know!

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Susanne Kain was not born a Disney fan, but after marrying into a family that loves all things Disney, it didn’t take long for them to transform her into a Disney lover too! Since then, she has been to Disney over 10 times and falls in love even more with each visit. A self-proclaimed foodie, she is always looking for the next best dish that Disney has to offer! When Susanne isn’t dreaming of Disney, planning her next trip, or visiting a park, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son who also share her love of Disney.

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